For years and years my friends and I have painted eggs! Wooden, paper mache', and real!! Aging is the most fun part to me. Sooooooo I have buried some wooden eggs in the front yard! My thoughts are that they will get wet and dry and wet and dry, then crack! This works pretty well EXCEPT.....When you can't find them all!! I love it when they crack just a little, just enough to look old:) I KNOW that I "planted" 6, but I can only find 4!! I am pretty sure the squirrels aren't interested in them, so I will keep digging around!
These are some of the real ones that I did years ago! They still look good! I think that I had these on last year too.
These were done with some weeds from the yard and rubber bands. Just wet the egg a little and place the weed on, then cover with panty hose tightly. I left them in the dye for quite a while. The dye is onion skins and tumeric. You can use about anything including regular dyes. I didn't blow out these eggs. I read some history of the Pysanky eggs (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) and they didn't blow them out. I decided to try it and I think it works great! I have had them since about 1994. I store them in an old egg crate and when I first take them out I can smell a slight odor, but once out in the air it goes away. I think that they are stronger too.
Well I am off to dig in the yard some more to try to find my missing wooden eggs!
Have a Happy day !!!!!!!!!!!